Cost of Stamps Going Up to 44 Cents

Money Tip: Pay 42 Cents Forever With Forever Stamps


How many times have you heard the phrase, "Nothing lasts forever"? Probably more times than the US Postal Service has raised the price of stamps in your lifetime, and that's saying a lot. It feels like the cost of stamps changes as frequently as the weather, and this week the postal service announced another increase. As of May 11, the cost of mailing those birthday cards, thank-you notes, and rent checks will be 44 cents.

The two-cent increase probably isn't a huge blow; how often do you put something in the mail anyway, right? Here's the real question to ask: why pay more for something when you don't have to? If you're passing the post office this week or next, pop in and pick up some extra Forever stamps. You'll pay the current rate of 42 cents, and they will be good, well, forever.

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